Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 62 55
Rank change year-on-year -11 -7 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,996 3,284 3,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.30% 3.53% 3.67%
As % of the Applications category 40.23% 39.83% 40.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,836 2,062 1,999
England median daily rate £380 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £173 £160 £163
90th Percentile £588 £588 £525
UK median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year +6.91% +0.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 234 249
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.16% +10.09% +9.38%
10th Percentile £9.42 £10.87 £10.24
90th Percentile £42.75 £39.28 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year -10.26% +12.23% +5.30%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 7,447 8,245 8,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.20% 8.85% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,362 5,101 4,765
England median daily rate £375 £351 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.84% +0.29% -
10th Percentile £143 £143 £150
90th Percentile £558 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 684 724 811
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.18 £37.01 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.53 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.06% +0.16% -1.59%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 15 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 1,496 £405 +1.25% 267
South East -5 631 £375 +25.00% 165
North of England -19 314 £350 +7.69% 135
Midlands +14 263 £325 -0.76% 110
West Midlands -8 163 £325 -4.41% 68
South West -26 160 £380 +16.92% 79
North West -16 151 £325 +8.33% 81
Yorkshire -19 133 £400 +17.73% 48
East of England -14 126 £338 +13.45% 58
East Midlands +41 98 £300 - 42
North East -30 30 £375 +7.14% 6
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1,134 (37.85%) Microsoft
2 1,035 (34.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 986 (32.91%) Finance
4 822 (27.44%) SQL
5 806 (26.90%) Microsoft Office
6 595 (19.86%) Analytical Skills
7 545 (18.19%) Project Management
8 492 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
9 429 (14.32%) SQL Server
10 402 (13.42%) VBA
11 392 (13.08%) Data Analysis
12 380 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
12 380 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
13 367 (12.25%) Degree
14 349 (11.65%) MS Visio
15 337 (11.25%) SharePoint
16 325 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 304 (10.15%) Microsoft Project
18 293 (9.78%) Windows
19 285 (9.51%) Oracle
20 284 (9.48%) PMO
21 269 (8.98%) Analytics
22 240 (8.01%) JIRA
23 227 (7.58%) Migration
24 226 (7.54%) Security Cleared
25 222 (7.41%) SAP
26 221 (7.38%) Banking
27 209 (6.98%) Power BI
28 196 (6.54%) Change Management
29 191 (6.38%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 337 (11.25%) SharePoint
2 97 (3.24%) Confluence
3 60 (2.00%) IIS
4 58 (1.94%) SAS
5 33 (1.10%) Apache
5 33 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 30 (1.00%) CMS
7 26 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 18 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 17 (0.57%) Skype for Business
10 16 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
11 15 (0.50%) TPMS
12 13 (0.43%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.33%) nginx
15 8 (0.27%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
16 6 (0.20%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 1,035 (34.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 806 (26.90%) Microsoft Office
3 349 (11.65%) MS Visio
4 304 (10.15%) Microsoft Project
5 155 (5.17%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.43%) Open Workbench
7 12 (0.40%) InfoPath
8 11 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.30%) Acrobat
9 9 (0.30%) InDesign
10 8 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.23%) SPSS
12 3 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.10%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.10%) Blender
13 2 (0.067%) Stata
14 1 (0.033%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.033%) Notepad++
14 1 (0.033%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.033%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.70%) Workday HCM
3 19 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
4 18 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
4 18 (0.60%) SAP HR
5 16 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
6 11 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
6 11 (0.37%) CSG Singleview
6 11 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.37%) HiPortfolio
6 11 (0.37%) Primavera
6 11 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
7 10 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 9 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
9 8 (0.27%) SAP R/3
10 7 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
10 7 (0.23%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 92 (3.07%) Office 365
2 82 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (0.83%) Amazon S3
5 24 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (0.77%) OpenShift
7 21 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (0.67%) GitHub
8 20 (0.67%) SaaS
8 20 (0.67%) Trello
9 19 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
9 19 (0.63%) Google Analytics
9 19 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 15 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
11 14 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
12 12 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
12 12 (0.40%) G Suite
12 12 (0.40%) OneDrive
13 10 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (1.54%) WAN
2 45 (1.50%) LAN
3 33 (1.10%) DHCP
3 33 (1.10%) DNS
3 33 (1.10%) VPN
4 32 (1.07%) Firewall
5 28 (0.93%) Wireless
5 28 (0.93%) Wireshark
6 27 (0.90%) Internet
7 26 (0.87%) Skype
8 22 (0.73%) SSL
9 21 (0.70%) TCP/IP
10 19 (0.63%) Kerberos
11 18 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
12 16 (0.53%) SNMP
13 14 (0.47%) SSH
14 13 (0.43%) Network Security
14 13 (0.43%) OSPF
15 12 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (0.40%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (14.32%) SQL Server
2 209 (6.98%) Power BI
3 191 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
4 157 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 152 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 124 (4.14%) MS Access
7 122 (4.07%) Relational Database
8 83 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 82 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
10 63 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
11 50 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
12 49 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
13 44 (1.47%) QlikView
14 39 (1.30%) Big Data
15 34 (1.13%) Oracle Database
16 33 (1.10%) Hadoop
16 33 (1.10%) PowerPivot
17 31 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
18 28 (0.93%) MongoDB
19 25 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 240 (8.01%) JIRA
2 67 (2.24%) Jenkins
3 48 (1.60%) Git (software)
4 29 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (0.97%) Toad
5 26 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 24 (0.80%) Selenium
7 23 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 19 (0.63%) Cucumber
9 17 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
10 16 (0.53%) Subversion
11 14 (0.47%) SoapUI
12 11 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
12 11 (0.37%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
14 9 (0.30%) SpecFlow
15 7 (0.23%) GitLab
15 7 (0.23%) Moq
15 7 (0.23%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 986 (32.91%) Finance
2 221 (7.38%) Banking
3 167 (5.57%) Telecoms
4 122 (4.07%) Retail
5 118 (3.94%) Marketing
6 67 (2.24%) Front Office
7 66 (2.20%) Legal
8 62 (2.07%) Investment Banking
8 62 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 59 (1.97%) Billing
10 50 (1.67%) Law
11 38 (1.27%) Manufacturing
12 30 (1.00%) Back Office
13 29 (0.97%) Electronics
14 27 (0.90%) Advertising
15 25 (0.83%) Publishing
16 21 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.70%) General Ledger
16 21 (0.70%) German Language
17 18 (0.60%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,209 (40.35%) Analyst
2 413 (13.79%) Developer
3 370 (12.35%) Data Analyst
4 220 (7.34%) Business Analyst
5 161 (5.37%) Project Manager
6 138 (4.61%) Coordinator
7 116 (3.87%) Excel Analyst
8 113 (3.77%) Administrator
9 103 (3.44%) Consultant
9 103 (3.44%) PMO Analyst
10 93 (3.10%) Support Analyst
11 88 (2.94%) Financial Analyst
12 83 (2.77%) Project Coordinator
13 82 (2.74%) VBA Developer
14 81 (2.70%) SQL Developer
15 78 (2.60%) SQL Analyst
16 65 (2.17%) Excel Developer
17 58 (1.94%) C# Developer
18 57 (1.90%) .NET Developer
18 57 (1.90%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (5.41%) .NET
2 68 (2.27%) HTML
3 66 (2.20%) XML
4 53 (1.77%) JSON
4 53 (1.77%) Web Services
5 47 (1.57%) ASP.NET
6 46 (1.54%) CSS
7 37 (1.23%) MDX
8 34 (1.13%) SailPoint
9 33 (1.10%) WPF
10 30 (1.00%) jQuery
11 28 (0.93%) .NET Framework
11 28 (0.93%) REST
11 28 (0.93%) SOAP
12 24 (0.80%) AngularJS
12 24 (0.80%) D3.js
13 23 (0.77%) CSS3
13 23 (0.77%) HTML5
13 23 (0.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 21 (0.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 595 (19.86%) Analytical Skills
2 161 (5.37%) Management Information System
3 133 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 68 (2.27%) NHS
5 48 (1.60%) Data Structures
6 47 (1.57%) Derivative
7 44 (1.47%) User Experience
8 41 (1.37%) FMCG
9 34 (1.13%) Fixed Income
9 34 (1.13%) Virtual Team
10 32 (1.07%) Reinsurance
11 30 (1.00%) Driving Licence
12 28 (0.93%) Wiki
13 26 (0.87%) e-Learning
14 25 (0.83%) Blackberry
14 25 (0.83%) Reference Data
15 24 (0.80%) Equities
15 24 (0.80%) Fat Client
15 24 (0.80%) Thin Client
16 23 (0.77%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 293 (9.78%) Windows
2 116 (3.87%) Windows 10
3 88 (2.94%) Unix
4 64 (2.14%) Windows 7
5 50 (1.67%) Linux
6 34 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 27 (0.90%) Android
8 25 (0.83%) Apple iOS
9 20 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 15 (0.50%) VME
10 15 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.47%) Solaris
12 10 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.17%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.13%) AIX
17 2 (0.067%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.067%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.067%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (18.19%) Project Management
2 492 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
3 392 (13.08%) Data Analysis
4 380 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
4 380 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
5 325 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 269 (8.98%) Analytics
7 227 (7.58%) Migration
8 196 (6.54%) Change Management
9 181 (6.04%) ETL
10 172 (5.74%) ITIL
11 158 (5.27%) PRINCE2
11 158 (5.27%) Scrum
12 152 (5.07%) Data Modelling
13 143 (4.77%) Decision-Making
14 141 (4.71%) Asset Management
15 139 (4.64%) Visualisation
16 134 (4.47%) Time Management
17 131 (4.37%) Business Analysis
18 125 (4.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 822 (27.44%) SQL
2 402 (13.42%) VBA
3 160 (5.34%) Python
4 154 (5.14%) C#
5 145 (4.84%) T-SQL
6 113 (3.77%) VB
7 103 (3.44%) Java
8 70 (2.34%) C
8 70 (2.34%) PowerShell
9 59 (1.97%) R
10 54 (1.80%) JavaScript
11 46 (1.54%) PL/SQL
12 42 (1.40%) VB.NET
13 36 (1.20%) PHP
13 36 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 35 (1.17%) Korn
14 35 (1.17%) VBScript
15 33 (1.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 31 (1.03%) Bash Shell
17 25 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 367 (12.25%) Degree
2 226 (7.54%) Security Cleared
3 166 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 54 (1.80%) ISEB
5 51 (1.70%) Numerate Degree
6 44 (1.47%) ISTQB
7 38 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 36 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 32 (1.07%) PMI Certification
10 31 (1.03%) DV Cleared
11 28 (0.93%) ACCA
12 26 (0.87%) CIMA
13 23 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (0.70%) PMP
15 20 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
16 19 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 17 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
18 15 (0.50%) MBA
18 15 (0.50%) PhD
19 9 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (9.48%) PMO
2 155 (5.17%) QA
3 125 (4.17%) Data Quality
4 67 (2.24%) SLA
5 37 (1.23%) GDPR
6 18 (0.60%) IFRS
7 14 (0.47%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.33%) CDISC
10 8 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.20%) Basel III
12 5 (0.17%) IFRS 9
12 5 (0.17%) MiFID
13 4 (0.13%) ISO 15022
13 4 (0.13%) ISO 20022
13 4 (0.13%) Solvency II
14 3 (0.10%) EMIR
14 3 (0.10%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.10%) P3O
System Software
1 131 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 32 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.63%) Docker
4 14 (0.47%) HDFS
5 12 (0.40%) VMware Server
6 11 (0.37%) BitLocker
7 8 (0.27%) FreeRADIUS
8 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.10%) Firmware
9 3 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.067%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.067%) XenApp
10 2 (0.067%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.033%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.033%) Snort
11 1 (0.033%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.033%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.033%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.033%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 59 (1.97%) Ansible
2 43 (1.44%) SCCM
3 34 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
4 23 (0.77%) Puppet
5 20 (0.67%) AirWatch
5 20 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
6 14 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (0.37%) Backup Exec
7 11 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
7 11 (0.37%) HP ALM
7 11 (0.37%) Oracle ZFS
7 11 (0.37%) WSUS
8 7 (0.23%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.23%) Terraform
9 5 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.13%) Kibana
11 2 (0.067%) Grafana
11 2 (0.067%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.067%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,134 (37.85%) Microsoft
2 285 (9.51%) Oracle
3 222 (7.41%) SAP
4 174 (5.81%) Tableau
5 82 (2.74%) Workday
6 79 (2.64%) ServiceNow
7 64 (2.14%) Remedy
8 53 (1.77%) Google
8 53 (1.77%) VMware
9 48 (1.60%) Citrix
10 47 (1.57%) Cognos
10 47 (1.57%) HP
11 44 (1.47%) Cisco
12 37 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
13 36 (1.20%) Adobe
14 33 (1.10%) Apple
15 26 (0.87%) Dell
16 24 (0.80%) CA
17 23 (0.77%) IBM
18 20 (0.67%) JD Edwards